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PIX: Inside Dolby Theatre, Home of the Oscars

Last updated on: February 19, 2013 14:36 IST

PIX: Inside Dolby Theatre, Home of the Oscars

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Home to the Academy Awards since 2002, Kodak Theatre -- renamed Dolby Theatre last year -- has played a magnificent host to the Hollywood glitterati and one of the most highly regarded cinematic awards.

With less than a week to go for the 85th edition of Oscar awards, here's a peek at what the theatre looks like from the inside.

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Image: The Dolby Theatre entrance
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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The red carpet arrivals

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A general view of the arrivals on the red carpet.

The theatre became the permanent home for the awards in 2002 and was renamed the Hollywood and Highland Center following Eastman Kodak's bankruptcy before the name was changed to Dolby Theatre.


Image: The red carpet arrivals


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The entrance

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The grand entrance is marked by three life-size Oscar statues.

The golden men stand guard, as the red carpet rolls out for the stars.


Image: The entrance
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Rolling out the red carpet

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Staffers roll out the proverbial red carpet ahead of star arrivals.


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Inside Dolby Theatre

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The entrance is marked by another string of golden statues lined as if welcoming the guests.


Image: Inside Dolby Theatre
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Star arrivals

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An aerial view of the red carpet arrivals at the Dolby Theatre.


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The stage

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The historical stage sparkles in lights as the show begins.


Image: The stage
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The rehearsals

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Before the big day, a seating rehearsal is done to ensure smooth running.

Seen here, is the rehearsals for the 74th Annual Academy Awards, with placards placed in the seats to indicate Oscar hopefuls and honoured guests in 2002, the first year in the theatre as Oscar host.


Image: The rehearsals
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The press room

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After the actors collect their awards on stage, they head to the press room to pose for pictures and interact with the media.

Seen here is actress Natalie Portman, Best Actress Oscar winner for Black Swan in 2011.


Image: The press room
Photographs: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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The press

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Photographers click away as Hollywood A-listers make their way to the ceremony.


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